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  1. Re: Theistic beliefs are not rationally justified

    Ohhh...Haha, yes you are right, I put you in there rather than Belthazor. Sorry.


    Fixed
  2. Re: Increasing the Minimum Wage hurts those most vulnerable in our society.

    I'm not sure the "goal" is what makes an action moral or immoral. As someone once said, no one gets out of bed every morning aiming to do evil. Mao was making a "better China" that doesn't mean his...
  3. Re: Theistic beliefs are not rationally justified

    First, I should note that the link did work for me, I think it is function of the way certain browsers truncate the display of links and our really old database.

    Second, the author of the...
  4. Re: Theistic beliefs are not rationally justified

    Agreed, certainly there is no necessary reason (given what has been presented) that you must accept his claim. Rather, I think what is relevant to this thread is whether he has some warrant for the...
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    Re: Is the Trump presidency that bad?

    Sorry this reads as a bit of a stream of conciousness.

    One of the largest issues I think revolving around the Trump presidency has been the "teaming" effect. I didn't vote for Mr. Trump during...
  6. Re: Theistic beliefs are not rationally justified

    I'm not sure what you mean by this.

    How does one measure the "weight of a claim?"

    I suspect, what you mean (given the rest of your post) is whether the claim runs counter to pre-existing...
  7. Re: Increasing the Minimum Wage hurts those most vulnerable in our society.

    That is what is being measured by elasticity of demand. The issue here is that these aren't luxury goods, they are food and necessities at a grocery store. I think it is a hard moral case to make...
  8. Re: Increasing the Minimum Wage hurts those most vulnerable in our society.

    Haven't provided an update on the evidence log in this thread and wanted to add a few more recent studies that talk about the impact of Minimum Wage:


    We study the impact of increases in local...
  9. Re: Theistic beliefs are not rationally justified

    So...you have no explanation of your claim that they are being used differently?




    I detailed this objection back in post 122:
    "We can either reject both of your personal experiences and...
  10. Re: Theistic beliefs are not rationally justified

    Would it? Take the ancient celts (my ancestors) for example. They would have seen the supernatural in ring forts, certain bird species, and Oak trees. For them the supernatural wouldn't have been...
  11. Re: Theistic beliefs are not rationally justified

    I'm happy to talk more about this with you. I want to be sure we don't wander too far from the purpose of this thread, so we might take it to PM (or another thread) at some point if you are ok with...
  12. Re: Theistic beliefs are not rationally justified

    So you maintained that you "know" you typed that sentence because you have a personal experience with the act of doing it (more accurately the memory of that act).

    Even claims he "knows" God...
  13. Re: Theistic beliefs are not rationally justified

    Difference in what then? You appear to be asking for a comparison unrelated to what I asked and what I offered in my initial post.

    When I compared the two sentences, I didn't compare them based...
  14. Re: Theistic beliefs are not rationally justified

    I think I did answer it. From the perspective of what warrant they offer another person to accept a claim, I don't see them as different at all. Without any explanation, evidence, reasoning, or...
  15. Re: Theistic beliefs are not rationally justified

    I'm saying that I see no appreciable difference in the support offered for either claim. Both are simple assertions of personal experience.

    I'm asking you what reason you have to believe that...
  16. Re: Theistic beliefs are not rationally justified

    I brought that comparison up to highlight a gap in your argument. You've asserted that Even's claim is really just a way of saying "I don't know," but you've offered us no reason to think that that...
  17. Re: Theistic beliefs are not rationally justified

    How is saying "I know in my heart" objectively different than saying "I'm relying on my personal knowledge?"

    Alternatively, couldn't I apply your objection to your response with equal validity? ...
  18. Re: Theistic beliefs are not rationally justified

    So you are relying on your personal inner knowledge for that belief?
  19. Re: Theistic beliefs are not rationally justified

    Hi Frank, welcome to ODN.

    Did you write this sentence?

    If so, how do you know you wrote it?
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    Re: Slavery and the bible as a moral guide

    Given that the different forms of slavery deal with whether an individual is treated as property it would seem relevant no?

    Your argument is akin to saying "It's amusing that you still think...
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    Re: Secular Morality vs. Non-Secular Morality

    I think a lot of people here are unfamiliar with the process you are describing in this thread. Perhaps you could take this example and use it to show us how the SM objectively determines that...
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    Re: Slavery and the bible as a moral guide

    That you see there being only one "type" of slavery is illustrative of your lack of historical knowledge in the area. It also significantly questions your understanding of the texts you read given...
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    Re: Secular Morality vs. Non-Secular Morality

    Future, you were challenged to support this claim and provide an example that meets the definition you provided in the OP. According to the rules you can either support this claim or formally...
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    Re: Slavery and the bible as a moral guide

    Falling further behind:

    Please note that there are challenges in here. Continued maintenance of any of these claims without support is a rule violation.



    Do you have evidence that the...
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    Re: Slavery and the bible as a moral guide

    Because there weren't any. If there were, feel free to offer them here, but this comes off as simple bravado. Even more so since your "source" is a Wordpress personal page (and thus doesn't count...
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    Re: Slavery and the bible as a moral guide

    Again, random internet guy < Harvard, Yale, Oxford academics with significant citations.
    But of course, you never reviewed the source, did you?

    Notice that they said "We have already shown?" ...
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    Re: Slavery and the bible as a moral guide

    Also, I'm not sure you know what this word means. That you've adopted the interpretation of Southern farmers isn't factually incorrect, rather the opposite. That we should reject your...
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    Re: Slavery and the bible as a moral guide

    Yay, taking people out of context is fun!

    Here is what I actually said:

    Literally this is translated as “take possession through inheritance (yarash) of the possession (‘achuzzah) that is...
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    Re: Slavery and the bible as a moral guide

    Except, that is quite literally what they were saying:
    The Greek word being used here (http://www.sacred-texts.com/bib/poly/sir033.htm) is ἐλευθερία (before you get worked up, this is a root)....
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    Re: Slavery and the bible as a moral guide

    Repeating an untenable claim does not make it more valid. Language is, by its very definition, the shared inference of meaning. Yet you are arguing that there is a no inference here. That is an...
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